Illinois prison in need of underwear bailout

June 29, 2011

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One of the more amusing stories I’ve read lately.  Apparently, due to harsh economic circumstances in the state of Illinois, prisoners are stuck wearing the same pair of underwear for days in a row because the state is too broke to buy new ones: A watchdog group is raising concerns over hygiene at a state […]

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San Francisco has found something new to ban

June 27, 2011

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Tell me again, which political side is it that wants to “control your life?” While conservatives typically get the rap for opposing abortion and the redefining of marriage, liberals aren’t exactly embracing the “live and let live” attitude either.  After all, liberals are the ones who’ve wanted to ban transfats, sugar-sweetened sports drinks, soda, junk food and junk food ads, salt, smoking […]

Posted in: California, Politics

ACLU targets Pinal County illegal immigrant detention center as “inhumane”

June 23, 2011

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Like the saying goes, “You know you’re over the target when you start taking flak,” and Sheriff Paul Babeu must be getting some good hits in against ‘immigration activists” lately.  Why do I say that?  Well, the ACLU, which has been known to support illegal immigrants ,  has issued a report criticizing the Pinal County Adult Detention […]

Posted in: Arizona

Drug cartel members forced bus passengers to fight to the death

June 13, 2011

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It sounds so outrageous that it could only be a Hollywood movie script.  Unfortunately it may be true.  Just how bad is the violence in Mexico?  This bad: In one of the most chilling revelations yet about the violence in Mexico, a drug cartel-connected trafficker claims fellow gangsters have kidnapped highway bus passengers and forced […]

Posted in: Mexico

In search of……..Bin Laden’s body

June 12, 2011

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The story is from San Diego 6. So far, we’ve had “truthers” and “birthers.”  I guess this man could be called a “deather.” SAN DIEGO – A Fallbrook man set to retrieve Osama Bin Laden’s remains from an underwater grave speaks out about his endeavor.  67-year old Bill Warren is confident in his groups quest and […]

Posted in: War on Terror

Dress like a drug trafficker; it’s all the rage

June 11, 2011

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It’s both sad and sick at the same time. MEXICO CITY—”Narco Polo” is the new fashion trend sweeping lower-class neighborhoods in Mexico, inspired by seven high-ranking drug traffickers who were arrested over a three-month stretch wearing open-neck, short-sleeved jerseys with the familiar horseman-with-a-stick emblem. The polo shirts are becoming ubiquitous in street vendors’ stalls from […]

Posted in: Crime, Mexico

Shootout between U.S. law enforcement and drug smugglers across the Rio Grande

June 10, 2011

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Nothing says the border is more secure than ever  than having drug smugglers fire at law enforcement after being chased back to Mexico across the Rio Grande: WESLACO, Texas (AP) — Investigators say about 300 rounds were fired during a shootout across the Rio Grande between U.S. law enforcement and suspected drug runners. But they say only about six came […]